This month's Nablopomo theme is Heal. I'll get around to posting the usual entry about the theme later. Right now, I'm going to focus on one aspect of that theme, health and disease, and the number one health story I'm covering in this blog is the Ebola outbreak.
I lead with this story from Reuters, which I first posted here as part of War, Death, and Destruction from Reuters for August 25, 2014. Hey, I'm an environmentalist, I recycle.
Congo declares Ebola outbreak in northern Equateur province
Reporting by Bienvenu-Marie Bakumanya; Writing by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Robin Pomeroy
KINSHASA Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:02pm EDT
(Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in its northern Equateur province on Sunday after two out of eight cases tested came back positive for the deadly virus, Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said.This is likely a second outbreak, not a spread of the original one.
A mysterious disease has killed dozens of people in Equateur in recent weeks but the World Health Organization had said on Thursday it was not Ebola.
"I declare an Ebola epidemic in the region of Djera, in the territory of Boende in the province of Equateur," Kabange Numbi told a news conference.
Follow over the fold for Ebola news from Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday (Blair Mountain and Labor Day).